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Light and Color: General Electric Lighting Business Group, TP-119
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Light and Color: General Electric Lighting Business Group, TP-119

By General Electric

Cleveland: General Electric, 1978. Paperback. Near Fine paperback/booklet with a price sticker to the front and small patches of soiling to the back, otherwise fine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A General Electric booklet issued to explain "the fundamental principles of light and color, and how they are manipulated for practical application in schools, business, industry, and the home," profusely illustrated with photographs, diagrams, charts, tables and schematics. Staple-bound, self-wrappers with binder holes to the edge; 32 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches.

$14.95

The Structure of Style: Dutch Modernism in the Applied Arts, 1880-1930
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The Structure of Style: Dutch Modernism in the Applied Arts, 1880-1930

By McFadden, David Revere

New York: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 1994. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine pamphlet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The gallery catalogue for an exhibition of fabrics, pottery, glassware, ceramics, brassware, etc. by Dutch designers; held at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC, September 13, 1994 - February 19, 1995. Essay by David Revere McFadden, the curator. Accordion-fold; 10 pages; 7 color illustrations; 6.5 x 9 inches.

$11.95

Josef Hoffmann, Designs, Selections from the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
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Josef Hoffmann, Designs, Selections from the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

By Hoffmann, Josef

New York: IBM Gallery of Science and Art, 1992. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine pamphlet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The gallery brochure for an exhibition of furniture and household items by the Austrian Jugendstil and modernist designer Josef Hoffmann; held at the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, NYC, November 24, 1992 - January 23, 1993. Essay. Accordion-fold; 12 pages; 10 b&w illustrations; 4 x 9 inches.

$14.95

Thresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands, June 27 - November 5, 1996
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Thresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands, June 27 - November 5, 1996

By Antonelli, Paola

New York: Museum of Modern Art, nd [1996]. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine broadsheet, folded twice. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue/gallery handout for an exhibition of works ranging from furnishings and lighting fixtures to examples of multimedia and graphic design by contemporary Dutch designers; held at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, June 27 - November 5, 1996. Essay by Paola Antonelli. Bleached and buffed heavy newsprint; 4 pages; 36 illustrations; 13.5 x 22 inches. Annotated list of 36 works with a color or b&w photo of each.

$11.95

The Doghouse: Exhibition Catalogue, June 8 - October 14, 1990
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The Doghouse: Exhibition Catalogue, June 8 - October 14, 1990

By Caplan, Ralph; Dianne H. Pilgrim; John E. Vaught

New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institute, 1990. Paperback. First edition. Fine paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of designs for doghouses--some fanciful, some practical--held at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC, June 8 - October 14, 1990. Essay by Ralph Caplan; foreword by Dianne H. Pilgrim and John E. Vaught. Staple-bound, card wraps; 18 pages; 13 color and b&w illustrations; 4 x 9 inches.

$14.95

Driving Fashion: Automobile Fabrics of the 1950s
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Driving Fashion: Automobile Fabrics of the 1950s

By Globus, Dorothy Twining

New York: Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 1997. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine pamphlet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition held at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, June 24 - October 4, 1997. Introduction by Dorothy Twining Globus. C-fold + an additional fold to produce a single large sheet, as issued; 7 pages; color illustrations; 4 x 9 inches.

$14.95

Design for Life Exhibition Brochure, September 30, 1997 - January 4, 1998
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Design for Life Exhibition Brochure, September 30, 1997 - January 4, 1998

By Moss, Gilliam; Susan Yelavich

New York: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1997. Paperback. First edition. Fine/As New booklet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The gallery brochure for an exhibition held at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC, September 30, 1997 - January 4, 1998, surveying 100 years of American design objects. Curated by Gilliam Moss and Susan Yelavich. Staple-bound card wraps; 28 pages, many die-cut, as issued; color illustrations throughout; 5.25 x 7.25 inches.

$11.95

Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit
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Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit

By Dreyfuss, Henry; Russell Flinchum

New York: Rizzoli, 1997. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. NEW hardcover in a New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Text by Russell Flinchum. 224 pages; 200 b&w and color illustrations; 7.75 x 10.5 inches. Client list, index. Henry Dreyfuss (1904-1972) was one of the pioneers of American industrial design, the man behind the modern look and function of so many household objects such as the Princess and Trimline telephones, Hoover vacuum cleaners, the Honeywell wall-mounted round thermostat, and the Big Ben alarm clock, as well as objects and spaces such as the John Deere tractor, the classic 20th Century Limited for the NY Central Railroad, and the "Situation Room" for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during World War II. This first published monograph on Dreyfuss surveys his life and work; the catalogue for a major exhibition of Dreyfuss's work at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, NYC. LAID IN is the gallery brochure for the exhibition.

$79.95

Bauer: Classic American Pottery
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Bauer: Classic American Pottery

By Tuchman, Mitch; Peter Brenner

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/As New hardcover with a stamp for a retail outlet to the half-title and to the bfep in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Text by Mitch Tuchman; photographs by Peter Brenner. First edition, second printing. 104 pages; 86 color and 24 b&w photographs + 28 archival images; 9 x 8.25 inches. Appendices. A guide to the history of the J. A. Bauer Pottery Co. (1885-1962) and its redwares, stonewares, and earthenwares.

$14.95

Knoll Museum, Catalog No. 1, 9/18/97
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Knoll Museum, Catalog No. 1, 9/18/97

By Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig; Marcel Bruer; Isamu Noguchi; Richard Meier; Robert Venturi

East Greenville, PA: Knoll Museum, 1997. Paperback. As New metal spiral bound paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Spiral-bound, stiff card covers; 24 stiff pages; color reproductions and b&w photos throughout; 9 x 4 inches. Each page presents a Knoll product with a photo of the object, a photo of the designer, and all it's pertinent information such as designer, year, model number, materials, dimensions, and notes regarding the item. The products are presented chronologically starting with the 1929 Mies van der Rohe designed Tugendhat chair through furniture and objects designed by Marcel Bruer, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, Charles Pollock and others to Richard Meier and Robert Venturi. The back cover folds out to reveal a timeline of Knoll Design from 1914 to 1998.

$34.95

New Italian Design
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New Italian Design

By Bellati, Nally; Alberto Alessi

New York: Rizzoli, 1990. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. Near Fine cloth-bound hardcover with light taps to the bottom edges of the boards and a small abrasion to the ffep in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and a touch of wear at the edges and perhaps a touch of sunning to the spine. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Compiled with text by Nally Bellati; introduction by Alberto Alessi. 204 pages; 250 color and 50 b&w reproductions; 9.75 x 10 inches. A survey of the experimental product design in Italy from the 1980s to the '90s. From the collection of the illustrator and educator Steven Guarnaccia, with his blindstamp to the ffep. Overseas sales and expedited shipping will require extra postage for this volume.

$18.95

La Fabbrica Bella Design Toscano: Storia e Prospettive: The Beautiful Factory Tuscan Design: Story and Prospects
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La Fabbrica Bella Design Toscano: Storia e Prospettive: The Beautiful Factory Tuscan Design: Story and Prospects

By Lotti, Guiseppe - Editor

Alinea Editrice, 2003. Paperback. Very Good+ with light shelf wear; square tight binding, no creasing to spine. Paperback with French folds. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 192 pages; color and b&w reproductions throughout; 9.5 x 8.75 inches. Text in English and Italian. A history of product design out of Tuscany, Italy, from the 1930s to the present, including the work of Ponti, Michelucci, Spandolini, Sottsass, and others who produced items such as the Piaggio Vespa scooter, modern furniture, trains, moving airline-passenger bridges, ceramics, etc. Includes photos, illustrations, schematics and artist sketches.

$19.95

Arms and Armour - Eyewitness Guides:
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Arms and Armour - Eyewitness Guides:

By Byam, Michele; Dorling Kindersley

London: Dorling Kindersley, 1998. Hardcover. First edition, 1988. Very Good+ in a Very Good dj with light toning to the top edge and light wear at the edges. Cloth-bound hardback in dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. 64 pages; color photographs throughout; 9 x 11.5 inches. This edition out of print. Real-life photographs reveal the design, construction and workings of everything from a medieval crossbow to a pair of dueling pistols, and offer a unique reference to how methods of warfare have changed. See the very first weapons, how suits of armor were made and worn, the battledress of a Japanese samurai, how crossbows were loaded and fired, the guns used by the soldiers, frontiersmen, and outlaws of the Wild West.

$24.95

Design Indaba All Stars: A Better Future, By Design
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Design Indaba All Stars: A Better Future, By Design

By Design Indaba; Interactive Africa

Cape Town, SA: Interactive Africa, 2010. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good plus with a bump to one tip, light wear to the tips and light soiling. Embossed, cloth-bound hardback, no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. 327 pages; color and b&w photographs and illustrations throughout; 10.5 x 11.5 inches. The Design Indaba Conference and Expo is built on the belief that creativity will fuel an economic revolution in South Africa. The quarterly Design Indaba magazine has won 3 international awards since launched in 2001. This volume includes interviews and samples of the work of 35 of the most prominent designers featured in the magazine: Stefan Sagmeister, Neville Brody, Karim Rashid, Shubhankar Ray, Shigeo Fukuda, Ron Arad, Michael Bierut, Tobias Frere-Jones, Massimo Vignelli, et al.

$45.00

Style 1930: Elegance and Sophistication in Architecture, Design, Fashion, Graphics, and Photography
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Style 1930: Elegance and Sophistication in Architecture, Design, Fashion, Graphics, and Photography

By Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen

New York: Universe Books, 1972. Hardcover. First American Edition. Good+ paperback with light wear around the edges, laminated starting in a couple of places, a little rubbing. Oversized trade paperback with stiff wraps and a dust jacket, partially attached, as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 175 pages; color and b&w photographic reproductions throughout; 8 x 9 inches. Biographies. Notes on Plates. Follows the emergence of Art Moderne or the New Objectivity and it's effects on various artistic fields. Profusely illustrated with full-page photos.

$19.95